Public Bill Committees are assigned to consider the committee stage of a bill in
the Commons.The committees can take evidence from outside of Parliament. This is intended to give Committee members more information on which to make their decisions.
This is a term for a type of Public Bill, introduced by government ministers.
Public Bills change the law as it applies to the general population and are the most common type of Bill introduced in Parliament. Government Ministers propose many Public Bills - those put forward by other MPs or peers are known as Private Members' Bills